WITH half of the year remaining the fictional adventurous story, “ Game of Thrones” is already the most decorated show in the awards’ seven-decade history as it hits a 32 nominations ahead of the Emmy awards making a total of 161 nominations.
The final season of “Game of Thrones” smashed the record for most Primetime Emmy nominations by a drama series in a single year, earning a whopping 32 nominations on Tuesday.
Following behind in competition is, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” ; an Amazon’s story of a 1950s housewife-turned-stand-up comic with 20 nominations for the small-screen equivalent of the Oscars.
HBO’s acclaimed drama “Chernobyl” placed third with 19, Lornes Michaels’,“Saturday Night Live” on 18.
The Television Academy’s 24,000 members sifted through a record number of entries for this year’s Emmys.
Final-round voting will now begin to pick winners who will be revealed at the city of Los Angeles show on September 22, though a host is yet to be announced.
In addition to drama series, “Game of Thrones” just about dominated the drama acting categories. It scored four nominations for supporting actress in a drama series (Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams) and three nominations in supporting actor (Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage). Carice van Houten was recognized in guest actress, and Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington also scored their first nominations in the lead categories, having previously been nominated in supporting.
It marks first-time nominations for Christie, Turner, Allen and van Houten.
Notably, the only “Game of Thrones” actor to actually win an Emmy for the HBO series is Dinklage, who has won three trophies in the supporting actor category for his role as Tyrion Lannister. He’s been nominated for every season, however, raking up eight nominations for the role overall.